Alienware 18

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 56.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics44.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive144% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
CPU throttled at 99% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
Run History
SystemAlienware 18  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware 01W2J2
Memory27.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150904
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateDec 13 '19 at 05:20
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU0%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4940MX
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
56.5% Above average
1-Core 86.4
2-Core 170
60% 128 Pts
4-Core 306
8-Core 465
49% 385 Pts
64-Core 467
31% 467 Pts
Poor: 17%
This bench: 56.5%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980M
Dell(1028 05AB) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1126 MHz, MLim: 1252 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.66
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
44.2% Average
Lighting 261
Reflection 141
Parallax 146
69% 183 fps
MRender 125
Gravity 154
Splatting 118
43% 132 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1TB
492GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 720 726 748 762 762 749 MB/s
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
144% Outstanding
Read 1,076
Write 852
Mixed 387
SusWrite 745
171% 765 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 68.5
4K Mixed 32.1
123% 43.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 438
DQ Mixed 393
300% 403 MB/s
Poor: 121%
This bench: 144%
Great: 385%
Liteonit DMT-80M6M-11 mSATA 80GB
10GB free
Firmware: DMH110B
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 473
Write 197
Mixed 213
64% 294 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 56.5
4K Mixed 30.4
110% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 268
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 176
148% 216 MB/s
Poor: 49% Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F3 DDR3 2133 C11 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB SODIMM DDR3 2000 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
76.9% Very good
MC Read 29.8
MC Write 29.3
MC Mixed 25.3
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 24.3
54% 19 GB/s
Latency 66.7
60% 66.7 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 90%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical 18 Builds (Compare 1,104 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

System: Alienware 18

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $209
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